Our vacuum is kaput. It heats up to a dangerous level within minutes of starting it up. We’ve tried cleaning it as best we can, but obviously, something else is going on.

It was cheap enough so that I don’t want to bother taking it to a repair person, and I was never all that thrilled with it to begin with. Do you like your vacuum? I could use some recommendations.

Note to Roomba lovers: I loved my old Roomba, but it’s a no-go in our current house. We have three levels and two dogs that HATE vacuums. One spends the whole time ours is on barking at it from under my desk, and the other cowers behind him and cries. It takes about ten minutes after we turn it off for them to calm down.